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Rangers operation in Pak Punjab not needed: Law Minister

Updated: Aug 23, 2016 11:59 IST      
Rangers operation in Pak Punjab not needed: Law Minister

Lahore, Aug. 23 (ANI): Highlighting that more than 1,000 combing operations have been conducted in Pakistan's Punjab province during the last six months, Law Minister Rana Sanaullah has said there was no further need for such operations in the region.

"For the last two years the intelligence agencies have been conducting combing operations," the Dawn quoted Sanaullah, as saying.

Referring to Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chairman Imran Khan's suggestion that there had been no target killings in the region, he said there was no need for Rangers operation in Punjab.

Khan had earlier called for Rangers' action in Lahore and Islamabad.

He alleged that Punjab police had been reduced to "a militant wing" of the ruling Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) since it was not prepared to provide any protection or move against those hurling threats at PTI workers.

On being asked about the rise in kidnapping incidents of children, Sanaullah, "Some 90 per cent of children leave their houses on their own and the issue is being given undue coverage (by media)."

He added that during the ongoing Punjab Assembly session the debate on the National Action Plan (NAP) and law and order in the province would be held. (ANI)

14 PIA personnel arrested for drug smuggling through planes

Updated: Jun 24, 2017 14:36 IST     

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Two suspected terrorists killed in Peshawar

Updated: Jun 24, 2017 14:35 IST     

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US special envoy to Af-Pak region steps down

Updated: Jun 24, 2017 13:51 IST     

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China again stalls India`s NSG bid

Updated: Jun 24, 2017 11:55 IST     

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Saudi Arabia's demands 'infringe upon our sovereignty': Qatar

Updated: Jun 24, 2017 11:36 IST     

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100 feared buried by landslide in Southwest China

Updated: Jun 24, 2017 11:35 IST     

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London [U.K.], June 24 (ANI): Scores of Afghans took part in a protest march in Central London against Pakistan for sponsoring terrorism and creating instability in their country.

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Updated: Jun 24, 2017 09:07 IST     

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Trump claims Obama 'knew of election meddling by Russia'

Updated: Jun 24, 2017 07:59 IST     

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Updated: Jun 24, 2017 07:58 IST      By: Ashoke Raj

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Updated: Jun 24, 2017 02:29 IST     

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Death toll in Parachinar blasts rises to 34

Updated: Jun 24, 2017 02:20 IST     

Parachinar (Kurram Agency) [Pakistan], June 24 (ANI): The death toll in two subsequent explosions at a densely populated area of Kurram Agency's Parachinar city Friday evening has risen to 34.

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